Stephen Curry, Warriors play with rare joy says mental performance coach

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Stephen Curry is dangerously familiar with the zone and he’s been setting up shop there as of late.

After last night, a 36-point performance against the Utah Jazz, Curry now has seven straight games scoring 30 or more points.

Curry has 37 games this season with 30+ points, passing Kobe Bryant last night for most 30-point games by a player in their 12th season or later. Michael Jordan now only has more with 44.

Earlier this season he set a new career-high of 62 points.

Laura Mitchell Wilde helps basketball players and everyday people tap into the zone.

She’s a mental performance coach who teaches people how to surrender to the best version of themselves.

 

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In her recent interview on Holistic Talks: Tapping Into The Zone, Laura talked about playing the game with a sense of gratitude. She mentioned Curry as a prime example.

She referenced the game when Curry broke Wilt Chamberlain’s record to become the Golden State Warriors’ all-time leading scorer. The announcers said how Curry was just full of joy.

“Steph’s in touch with joy”, as Laura went on to make the connection between Curry’s head coach Steve Kerr and NBA coaching legend, Phil Jackson.

Jackson was known to incorporate meditation and mindfulness with his championship Bulls and Lakers teams. Kerr won three titles with Jackson in Chicago.

Laura also gave credit to Warriors forward Draymond Green for exhibiting that kind of joy and “child-like state” while playing.

It’s no secret to Laura why teams like the Warriors thrive. Their mindful environment creates their own culture that is unique to every sports team and franchise.

An article in the San Francisco Chronicle in February highlighted Warriors newcomer Kelly Oubre and how meditation helped him find his rhythm with the team.

“So many of the NBA teams don’t get it,” says Laura.

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